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Cattle helping to speed up natural regeneration in the Trossachs

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 07 August 2014

A herd of hairy helpers is helping to speed up natural regeneration of woodland at Glen Finglas estate in the Trossachs.

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Remembering those who fought

by Sarah Unia, Estate Communications Officer - South on 04 August 2014

Just under a million soldiers from the UK and colonies had died in the war and over 1.6 million returned home wounded.

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The sound of summer

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 04 August 2014

The sense of hustle and bustle around our major campaign to secure better protection for our ancient woodland feels to be levelling off for the summer. Not because it’s over, but because a bit of reflection and taking stock will be useful.

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Brambles and blackberries

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 31 July 2014

Bramble is a common plant of woodlands, hedges, scrub and wasteland. Find out more about its uses, from food and drink to medicines.

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Close to the hedge, finding food for free

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 31 July 2014

Hedgerows are great for wildlife and us too! Now is the perfect time to grab your basket and forage for some free food.

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Tree planting to protect freshwater mussel

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 31 July 2014

The Woodland Trust is planting trees along the river Clun, Shropshire, in a bid to protect the endangered freshwater pearl mussel.

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Tales from the Smithy Wood picnic

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 24 July 2014

One of the things I like best about working with community campaign groups is the chance it gives me to indulge my secret love of fancy dress.

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Have you spotted a purple emperor butterfly?

by Sally Tyler, Conservation Communications Intern on 21 July 2014

Purple emperor is one of the UK's most beautiful and elusive butterflies. If you are lucky you might get a glimpse in central and southern England.

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Open Day at Langley Vale Wood

by Sarah Unia, Estate Communications Officer - South on 21 July 2014

We were delighted to welcome local residents (and a few from further afield) to our first ever Langley Vale Wood Open Day on Saturday 28 June.

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The first of many Langley Vale blogs to come

by Sarah Unia, Estate Communications Officer - South on 18 July 2014

Welcome to the first issue of our Langley Vale Wood blog. We will be using this to keep you informed and invite your views on our First World War Centenary project at Langley Vale Wood.